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Graduation rate at Savannah-Chatham Public Schools is up

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Graduation rate at Savannah-Chatham Public Schools is up
The Savannah-Chatham Public Schools’ 2013 graduation rate is 69.8 percent and appears to be bouncing back from 2011 when the state started using the more precise cohort method for calculating graduation rates.
Source: Savannah Morning News


• Graduation rate in Newton County drops
The Newton County School System has an overall four-year graduation rate of 71 percent for 2013, a decrease of 5 percent from the previous year.
Source: Newton Citizen 

• Graduation rates up in Hall County and Gainesville
Overall, Hall graduated 77.5 percent of students in 2013, up from 74.4 percent in 2012. North Hall High School had the highest rate, with 96.4 percent graduating.
Source: Gainesville Times 

• State graduation rate increases
A look at the data, plus a graphic of the state’s counties’ results.

• Southeast Georgia graduation rates rise
Showing improvements are Emanuel County Institute with a graduation rate of 87.5% followed by Appling County High School with 83%, Wheeler County with 79%, Vidalia High School with 74%, Montgomery Co High School with 72%, Swainsboro High School with 71% and Tattnall County High School with 66%.
Source: Southeast Georgia Today 

• Richmond County schools see drop in graduation rate
Richmond County’s 2013 graduation rate fell 1 percentage point from last year to 58 percent, well below the state average, but Superintendent Frank Roberson said that does not necessarily mean the district is losing ground toward its goals.
Source: Augusta Chronicle 

• High school graduation rates improve in Muscogee, Harris and Chattahoochee counties
Muscogee’s graduation rate jumped from 67.5 percent in 2012 to 72.8 percent in 2013, while the state increased from 69.7 to 71.5. Harris inched up from 86.3 to 87.3, and Chattahoochee zoomed from 60.2 to 69.2.
Source: Columbus Ledger-Enquirer 

• Clarke County graduation rate improves
Clarke’s overall four-year graduation rate of 69.5 percent is 2 percentage points less than the state average in 2013, about 3 percentage points better than the Clarke rate in 2011 and slightly below Clarke’s 2012 four-year graduation rate.
Source: Athens Banner-Herald 

• Georgia’s graduation rate for high school students increases
Education officials say the rate increased from 69.7 percent in 2012 to 71.5 percent in 2013.
Source: Athens Banner-Herald 

• Troubled high schools in Middle Georgia post big gains
Numbers released Wednesday show graduation rates surged in 2013 at schools that had been lucky to graduate half their students just last year.
Source: Macon Telegraph 

• Graduation rates improve in Gwinnett County, but spike in Buford City Schools
In Gwinnett County Public Schools, 72.7 percent of students graduated, while Buford City Schools reported a 90.3 graduation rate.
Source: Gwinnett Daily Post 

Four Georgia public colleges rank on list of ’100 Best Values’
The University of Georgia (No. 13 for in-state value), Georgia Institute of Technology (No. 33), University of North Georgia (No. 94), and Georgia College & State University (No. 95) were listed in Kiplinger’s annual list of 100 “Best Values in Public Colleges” in 2014.
Source: Columbus Ledger-Enquirer

About 2,100 students to graduate from UGA on Friday
Amy Glennon, a UGA alumna and first female publisher of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, will be the speaker.
Source: Athens Banner-Herald

Immediate bond hearing motion filed by Crawford Lewis’ lawyers
The former DeKalb County School Superintendent’s lawyers filed the motion for an immediate bond hearing just one day after they asked to have his sentence reconsidered.
Source: WSB-TV

Truett-McConnell to offer first Master’s degree program
Dr. Brad Reynolds, TM’s vice president for academic affairs, said the new program offering will be a Master of Arts degree in Theology. He said other graduate degree programs are possible in the future.

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